Brian Mark

Composer/Performer, 2021

NY based composer, pianist and video artist Brian Mark has been hailed as an  “attractive and intelligible” artist (Boston Musical Intelligencer), whose work is  “compelling” (London Jazz News), and “preserves the vibrancy and relevance of  contemporary art music” (New York Examiner). In addition, his concert  programming has been described as “a fluid approach to presenting new music  in fresh contexts and juxtapositions” (The New Yorker). Brian Mark has had  works performed by ensembles such as the BBC Singers, Atlas Ensemble,  Choral Chameleon, Ensemble Signal, Chelsea Symphony, the Ligeti quartet,  members of the London Symphony Orchestra, and at festivals including Bang on  Can, London Contemporary Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and Spitalfields.  Brian has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, New Music USA,  Grammy Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Fund for New  Music, Mozaik Philanthropy, and ASCAP. He has held residencies with the Chelsea Symphony, I-Park Artists’ Enclave, and Ucross Foundation. His symphonic work “The Persistence of Time” received an honorable mention from the 2015 American Prize in Orchestral Composition. As a concert pianist he has  performed at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Oregon Bach Festival  Composers Symposium, Fresh Inc. Festival, and other engagements and  collaborations throughout New York, Boston, San Francisco, and London, UK. In  addition, he was appointed as an Associate Member with the London Symphony  Orchestra’s Composer Soundhub Scheme from 2015-2017, which culminated of  a video installation performance comprising of members from the LSO. He  completed his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Gary  Carpenter, and is also a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,  Berklee College of Music, and Boston University.